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01-31-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, News, Programs

2018 is in full swing, and so is planning for the Annual Community Development Summit. Over the last few years, we have explored like Building Complete Communities, Reaching Across Boundaries, and The Power of Place, putting the focus on projects that can be implemented to improve our neighborhoods. This year, we’re taking a different approach: we’ll be celebrating [...]

01-30-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Aaron Salituro  |  Published in Events, News

Recruiting and managing volunteers, researching and implementing best practices, and forming critical community relationships, AmeriCorps VISTAs with PCRG and three nonprofit partners build lasting capacity to alleviate poverty in Greater Pittsburgh. Throughout the year, PCRG VISTAs and other AmeriCorps members participate in service days, reasserting the principles that inspired them to dedicate a year of [...]

11-28-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Policy, Programs

The winter is here, and with winter comes our annual tradition: seeking speakers for our Community Development Summit in the spring! PCRG’s 2018 Community Development Summit will take place May 15-16, 2018 and we are seeking outstanding sessions on all topics relating to community development. Our sessions in the past have covered everything from land [...]

10-26-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Kathryn Schlesinger  |  Published in Events, News

Figure 1: Lindsay Angelo (CONNECT), Kathryn Schlesinger (PCRG), Caley Yakemowicz (PCRG), and Chris Sandvig (PCRG) from left to right. From September 17-21, PCRG staff – including Chris Sandvig, Kathryn Schlesinger, and Caley Yakemowicz – attended the Rail~Volution Conference in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of the week in the Mile High City, staff had the [...]

06-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives

Pictured above: Angela Rye, CEO of IMPACT Strategies. Angela is also a Political Commentator for CNN and a Political Analyst for NPR. k Our AmeriCorps VISTA members, PULSE Fellow, and staff attended the People & Places 2017 Conference in Arlington, Virginia this month. People & Places is the only national peer-learning event specifically for community [...]

06-1-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, News

The 2017 Community Development Summit has come and gone. On behalf of PCRG, thank you to all of our supporters. Whether you presented, volunteered, sponsored, or attended, you made our Summit a success. But don’t take our word for it! Here’s some of the feedback we got from attendees: “The Summit was amazing as always.” “I [...]

05-25-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives

Our AmeriCorps VISTA members had the pleasure of attending the Main Street Now Conference alongside PCRG staff this year. The National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization focused on revitalizing historic downtowns and creating people-centered places that will increase investment, which will in turn create jobs and sense of pride for [...]

05-8-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Newsletter Archives

Dear reader, PCRG’s Seventh Annual Community Development Summit is rapidly approaching, and I invite you to join us and our presenters to share, learn, and reflect on CommUNITY: The Power of People in Action, this year’s theme.  We are excited to once again be joined by so many of you who come each year, now [...]

05-8-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Newsletter Archives

Please join us on the first night of the Community Development Conference this year, Wednesday May 24, as we will be holding a Happy Hour event on the 17th floor of the Omni William Penn from 5:00 – 7:00 PM (or whenever the party stops!). This event presents a great opportunity to connect with community [...]

05-2-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives, Policy

It’s rightly one of Pittsburgh’s hottest community development topics, and we felt that it was time that we had a discussion about what to do about it. Pittsburgh is changing at a rapid, accelerating pace. Investment of all types are reinvigorating local economies, bringing more opportunities than we’ve had in generations.  But, this makeover continues [...]